democrats think -- on that issue, i think that democrats thing they are riding a wave there. >> reporter: the senate president believes it needs to be reformed. >> i think for example there's nothing wrong with people with wealth getting involved, but before you qualify an initiative you ought to have a responsibility to get say, 1,000 contributions of $100 or more in order to even qualify in the first place. >> reporter: the question now, will the california democrats go too far to the political left, or spend with a bandon. with a governor like jerry brown who is a spendthrift, over spending is not likely. >> the governor is not a taxable spender.